Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Here's where we'll be spending Thanksgiving, at the Virgin River Casino in Mesquite, Nevada. We're driving back to L.A. This hotel has been described as a Motel 6 with a casino attached. It also has a dog wing at the back, and a pet inspector who checks your carpet in the morning before you can leave. It's part of our usual route in the winter.
They have an all you can eat buffet. It's just over state line so it's very popular with Utah Jack Mormons who can cross the line and drink and gamble and eat. Also a popular spot for truckers.
When we first started staying in Mesquite it inspired me to do some episodes of the Whinsey and Anita on line adventure set in Mesquite. But now I have too much cleaning to do still to find them and post them. We don't gamble much, but it's one of those casinos where the lights are flashing and the ching ching ching of coins falling is loud as it can be. In Vegas now many of the casinos are silent, you just get a ticket of your winnings which isn't nearly as much fun I think.
Anyway, enjoy your day wherever you're spending it: don't get mad at the relatives, don't drop the main course, and don't worry about your diet.